The course will give an introduction to the large-scale ocean circulation on Earth, with a principal focus on mid and high-latitude oceans. Wind-driven and buoyancy-driven circulation regimes, including their response to changes in forcing, will be discussed. The various topics will be illuminated with examples from observations, numerical simulations and theoretical models.
GEF1100 – The Climate System (discontinued) / GEO2300 – Physical Processes in the Geosciences / or equivalent course
Recommended previous knowledge
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After finishing the course you should have an understanding of:
- Wind-driven and buoyancy-driven mid-latitude oceans
- Eddy-mean flow interactions
- The Antarctic Circumpolar Current
- Large-scale currents in the Arctic Ocean
Physical and chemical oceanography